Canterbury College pioneers digital pedagogies, leverages drones and HoloLens

James Jenkins poses an important question for teachers: “If digital technology can make your lesson either more engaging more effective or more efficient why wouldn’t you include it?” Jenkins is a science teacher at Queensland’s Canterbury College, and also head of the school’s digital pedagogy initiative that has him supporting teachers as they implement digital…


Hale School showcases benefits of fusing heritage with innovation

Hale School may be the oldest boys’ school in Western Australia, but it has a thoroughly modern outlook. Hale is a Microsoft Showcase School and a Surface School. It runs a one-to-one Surface program and has embraced digital pens both for the learning flexibility they promise and the opportunity to encourage handwriting and support traditional…


Accessibility in Examinations: Here’s what you need to know

Summary: As teachers digitise more and more classroom activities–particularly tests and exams–they need to ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, can participate in them on a level footing. Could online examinations disadvantage some of your students? It’s a question which every teacher should consider as they digitise the classroom. While digital tests and…


Episode 8: IT IQ Series – Predictive analytics: the “cheat-sheet” for more personalised teaching?

Summary: By detecting learning difficulties before it’s too late, predictive analytics can help teachers gain a far deeper understanding of their students–and how to solve their issues. Can technology help teachers get the best out of their students? With Australia’s education system struggling to compete globally, many teachers face growing pressure to do more, with…


Episode 7: IT IQ Series – Mobile devices are transforming classrooms. Here’s how to use them for good.

Summary: The right device strategy can help educators utilise devices to their full potential to enrich learning, while equipping students with digital skills of the future. Can digital devices help educators craft future-ready learning experiences? With over 75% of future jobs requiring proficiency in STEM skills and digital literacy, how can Australian educators today use…


NAPLAN is going online – here are 4 ways to get your devices ready

Australian schools are moving swiftly to adopt digital-first education models. In May, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will start to transition from paper-based tests to online tests, which automatically adapt to students’ performance and provide teachers with more targeted, detailed, and timely information on students’ results. The shift requires schools to…